Stampin’ Up! Eastern Beauty Sneak Peek!

Hello on Monday, y’all!  Back from OnStage – tired.  But…oh, what a great weekend it was!  We have such a wonderful group of ladies from Amy’s Inkin’ Knew and we just had the best time together!  We even survived the great Prom-Weekend-of-2017-in-Savannah!  Which is to say that, after searching to no avail for a place to park for nearly 30 minutes – we ordered pizza and salads in the hotel lobby!  And we decided that would be our normal after-OnStage dinner plan.  Easy.  Quick.  Home in a minute after dinner since it’s just upstairs.  And we could even hear each other talk!  Wonderful!

If you didn’t get to see my video tutorial last night on how to make a Mini Box Purse treat holder, check it out right here or over on my Facebook Page!!  The one I made is super cute for Easter – but you can decorate it for any occasion.  Hope you’ll check it out!

So – my card for today is from the one set I’m allowed to share with you before 3pm Eastern today.  Be on the lookout for a second post from me today with pictures of the new goodies and the retiring products list, okay?!  

The Eastern Beauty bundle is…a sleeper set.  At least for me it is!  When you look at it – it’s deceptively…non-descript.  And then you run the dies thru the Big Shot – and…boom!  You’re hooked!  I made this card with just a few sentiments from the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the matching Eastern Medallion Thinlits. Take a look-see:

No – do not touch your computer!  I have control of your electronics.  And – I did not make a mistake on the orientation of the sentiment!  Did it on purpose! 🙂

My layout was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:

This one was really quick to put together – the beautiful DSP and the Thinlits did all the work!

I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, that I matted on my favorite new color – Tranquil Tide, from the new 2017-2019 In Colors!

Next up, I cut three die cuts from Tranquil Tide and three from a Dapper Denim piece of paper in the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.  In the photo below, you see two sets of two nested dies in the bottom row, yes?  The two dies in the bottom right corner cut the card stock and the two in the left bottom corner cut the DSP.  

I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then more of the Liquid Glue to adhere the top and bottom pieces to the card front.

The middle medallion I popped over the top with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  I added a small circle sticker from the new Eastern Gold Foil Stickers to all three medallions.

The sentiment, from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, is stamped in Dapper Denim – I made it vertical to suit the sketch, and cuz I thought it was kinda fun. I toyed with laying the sketch on its side – but decided against it!  I added a couple of little flourish images – from the same set – in Tranquil Tide by the sentiment, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added an Eastern Beauty sentiment to a Very Vanilla panel.  I used one of the already-curved-for-us sentiments and stamped it in the bottom corner of the panel in Dapper Denim.  Then I added a couple more flourishes in Tranquil Tide.

I SNAILd the panel to a Tranquil Tide mat and into my Very Vanilla Thick card stock (yep – you heard me!  This is available in the new catty on 1 June!!) card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

For the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added some Dapper Denim (in the corners) and Tranquil Tide flourishes from Eastern Beauty…

…and gave the envelope flap another little pop with some of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP.

Et Voila!  These Eastern Medallion Thinlits are just the bomb, y’all!  I love them.  And the fonts in the Eastern Beauty stamp set are gorgeous!  All in all – I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this Suite – which you can do on 1 May (read on for details)!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Eastern Palace Suite Available 1 May!!

Customers are going to be able to pre-order this set starting on 1 May!  Yep.  An entire month before the rest of the new 2017 -2018 Annual Catalog goes live!  

Here’s a flyer with the information.  Click the pic to make it human-sized!!  And take note of…Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes (FREE – and new!) and Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock (FREE – and new!)

So – be ready, y’all.  The first of May is right around the corner! 🙂

It’s Almost Time to Welcome the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!


Here’s what’s coming in the days, weeks and months ahead!

  • 8 April 17:  Demonstrators attending Stampin’ Up! OnStage get to see (and pre-order!) the new 2017-2018 catalog!!
  • 10 April 17 – That’s this Monday and it’s a BIG DAY – Take a look-see at all that happens right at 1pm Mountain Time!….
    • Demonstrators are allowed to share sneak peeks of new catalog items they saw at the OnStage event!
    • At the same time, the new catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!
    • The RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released – watch my blog (here) for that list – I’ll get it posted for you just as quick as I can!
  • 10 April 10 – 31 May 17: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so tarry not!
  • 31 May 17: This is the very last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog – for items still in stock.
  • 1 Jun 17: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog!!  Whoo-hooo!

I’m just assuming YOU want your own copy of the new catalog!!  How can you get it?

Mid-May 2017:  I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Demonstrator Perks!

So, didja notice that there are some pretty cool perks for being a demonstrator!??  This is such a fun time of year to be a Demonstrator, cuz seeing the new catalog early and getting to pre-order and play with the new goodies…well.  It’s a heckuva a lot of fun and I’m so excited for this weekend!

If you want to share in the excitement, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family and my Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew TODAY and you, too, can see the new catalog on Monday, 10 Apr!!!

Check out more details HERE, or click the link below to join the Krew!


Don’t miss getting on my list for a new catalog when they come out, okay?

Oh – what’s that you say??!  You want to buy new catalog goodies before June!??  Demonstrators get to pre-order many new products – more than just the Eastern Palace Suite!!  I did my pre-pre-order (perk of attending OnStage!) yesterday!  And Demonstrators who didn’t go to OnStage get to Preorder starting 2 May!!  So…you know what you need to do – now…Just do it, okay?? 😉



The Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP, Tranquil Tide ink and Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock will all be available for a special PRE-ORDER on 1 May.  Unless, of course, you… join the party! Then you could order it today! 🙂 

Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (available 1 June!): 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Tranquil Tide Card Stock (avail 1 June): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Eastern Medallion die cuts

Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (avail 1 June): Eastern Medallion die cuts

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn was pretty happy to see me.

And to see Amy and Linda when they dropped me off at the Costco parking lot where we’d met Wayne.

He did his little grin.

He wiggled his wiggler – from wiggler to nose and back again!

He piddled just a tiny bit…

Hey!  His mom was back and there were two really nice ladies who wanted to pet and pet him!!  What’s a kid to do?

So – I have a picture – actually three – that I’ve been saving.

Nope.  Nobody stuck that on his schnoozle.  That’s a Chocolate Frosty cup that Wayne left in the cupholder of the golf cart.  

Finn wanted a little taste.

He stuck his tongue in – not long enough.

Had to get all the way in there to get that 1/2 teaspoon of melted Frosty from the very bottom of the cup.

And….it sorta stuck there.

What’s a kid to do?? 🙂



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Eastern Beauty Sneak Peek!

  1. Oh, that Finn…such a cutie. Oh, that card…such a beauty! Glad you arrived home safely and that you had such a great time. Pizza in the lobby…what a great idea and less expensive than going to a restaurant. Looking forward to your next post!!

  2. Love the card, the paper and designs are so pretty! Finn is too cute with the cup on his nose:)

  3. RitaR

    The excitement of new products never fails to grab hold of us paper crafters (thanks for sharing)!! I especially like the uniquely rounded sentiments in this new set …. really “pops” on the inside of your pretty card! I’m thinking that you have to be alert at all times so you don’t miss capturing any of Finn’s cutie patootie antics! I don’t blame him for diving in to slurp up the last few drops of that yummy chocolate Frosty!!

    • Yea – it made me think of something I’d probably do! Thanks much, Rita – can’t wait for you to see the goodies this afternoon! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card Mary! Those dies are amazing. Can’t wait to play more with them! And Finn is too funny! That’s almost worse than the cone of shame…because he did it all by himself. Ha! Loved meeting him yesterday! 🙂

  5. juliejphoto

    Very nice card. I do like the dies, still unsure about the rest. This afternoon may tell the tale when I see what else is available.

    • Thanks, Julie. I really love the fonts in the stamp set – and the Lemon-Lime Twist is growing on me big time! 🙂

  6. Gorgeous papers and fun dies make for a fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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